Friday, May 28, 2010

pencil on gesso with faux flower

she loved her double chin.
she loved her double chin
she wore a blue flower in her hair because it made her feel beautiful.
blue flower in her hair
do what makes you feel beautiful.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

greyscale eyebrows

octopus eyebrows - fatgirl(s)ketch - ang's 2nd signature - by nicci

this drawing started with a glass dropper and a bottle of black acrylic ink. watercolor and pencils and gesso were added, before gel pen and black pen were brought into the mix. my favorite bit are her greyscale octopus eyebrows. they look like tentacles. i've been doing a lot of thinking about tattoo designs recently, and sometimes it comes out in strange places. every fat girl is different. we all carry our weight in different ways, and there's nothing i love more than seeing a woman adorn herself in a way that makes her feel beautiful, no matter her size. tattoos, jewelry, makeup, and even crazy hair colors are examples of this. there's just something about a girl with blue hair...

this is an entry in ang's second signature -- the middle spread.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Fat Girl ANgel Protector

Since a fat girl is a quilt for the winter, I wanted to create a fat girl angel protector. It made me think of self preservation, taking care of ourselves, self love, acceptance . Its done with pencil and charcoal. White pencil. Blending tools (mostly my fingers) Dont ya just LOVE when you are working on art and little flecks of paint, smudges of charcoal, little bits and bobs are glued to your fingers, it feels like a badge of honour to me.

Art on Sistahs,


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Unique for Nicci

A Unique page for Nicci, because i think she is Unique, Beautiful and such an awesome person. I love this page, it has so many layers, just like each of us, being fat, large, big is not simple, its complex, and layered, Each of us has issues, each of us deals with everyday fat girl issues. And honestly its not all about the fat girl, its about women in general. We are complex and layered.
Its ok.
Art on sistahs,

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Look at me

Beautiful, big, fat, soulful, unique, mother, friend, wife, i am all these things.

gesso, wc, pencils, pen, stamping, glaze

Art on sistahs,

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

5 MAY 2009 - mermaids & portraits

did some work this afternoon sitting out on the porch with the puppies. i ran off the edge of the booklet with the one below. woops =D


my fountain pen and black acrylic ink are total favs. dunno how i survived without them before!

fgs s001 p03

mermaid 2

you are beautiful - crayonvery body is different

the mermaids and the 'every body' piece are both done in Ang's pages, and the others are done in my pages (including the one below). mine are about 2 inches taller and a little wider than hers, but i saved them around the same size in digital form.

fgs s001 p02

mixed media: watercolor, gesso, crayon, prismacolor, ink, dip pen, thread, and chalks.


can't find ye old digi cam

... thusly i was forced to go to the laptop's webcam. sitting in the shaded porch isn't the best idea for photographing flat work, but since this sucker has a preset focal length, the text was gonna be blurry anyway. may as well get a little artistic with it, yeah? colors are much brighter and much more subtle in places, natch. still, it's a glimpse until i finish up messing about with it and get a proper scan or photo.

caretaking a duo of 8 week old puppies isn't the most condusive to hanging out in the studio with the lights and camera, nevermind i seem to have lost my charger (zoiks) and my extra battery (auugh!). i had them in there for five minutes and they managed to find stuff to chew on i hadn't even known was on the floor! they're growing like mad, and demanding a lot of attention, as babies do.

materials here are acrylic ink, dip pen, gesso, found paper, watercolor practice paper, transparent watercolors, and life experience as a fat girl (a little personal tale). ok, back to working on a little chubby mermaid for Ang's book.

much love and arty vibes,